Qatar- Road project to ensure better connectivity to tourist spotsThamer Freihat
The B-Ring Road development project will help improve traffic connectivity to various tourist destinations in Doha such as National Museum of Qatar, Museum of Islamic Art, Souq Waqif and Al Bidda Park.
Also, the road will ensure better access to commercial establishments there.
The project is scheduled for completion this year, according to the Public Works Authority (Ashghal). The project area covers several Doha Metro stations and the works will facilitate transportation between a number of vital destinations in the centre of Doha and other places in the city and beyond it.
The project, according to details available on the Ashghal website, is aimed at developing B-Ring Road and Al Khaleej Street, with a total length of 10km, and enhancing their capacity by increasing the number of lanes on each of them from two to three lanes in each direction.
Development works are being carried out on Al Khaleej Street, which sees heavy traffic, in order to ensure better vehicular movement. The street also serves dense residential areas and connects directly to several major important roads such as Salwa Road, B-Ring Road and Onaiza Street. It runs through a strategic location that serves many tourist and commercial destinations such as Msheireb, Al Bidda Park, Doha Corniche, Al Sadd, Bin Mahmoud and others, in addition to health facilities such as Rumailah Hospital.
These are in addition to the works to set up a bicycle path of 1.2km, pedestrian paths of 18.2km and two pedestrian bridges on Al Khaleej Street. Ashghal noted that the project aims to fully revamp the networks of surface water drainage, drinking water, treated sewage and sewage.
Also, it will renovate the irrigation facilities of green spaces along with electricity networks, street lighting and communications networks in addition to increasing the number of car parking lots from 97 to 153 in the area.
Ashghal has adopted measures to limit the impact of construction works on commuters and reduce traffic jams within the project area.
The project include works of the lanes from Al Doha Al Jadeeda Interchange (Crazy Signal) to Al Riffa Interchange (Sana Signal) and those from Al Riffa Interchange to Al Doha Al Jadeeda Interchange.